ASTRA Central and Eastern European Women’s Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health

Spotlight on rural women and girls during the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on critical issues such as ensuring adequate living standards, food and nutrition security, access to land, technology, education, health, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices.

It is also needed to mention that no global progress can be reached without gender equality and women’s empowerment in rural areas. These are however impossible without universal access to sexual and reproductive health and recognition, fulfillment and protection of sexual and reproductive rights - especially safe abortion- with particular focus on rural women and young people.

The forum will be an opportunity to provide concrete suggestions on how to empower rural women and girls, making the promise of “leaving no one behind” of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality.

See the press release for CSW62 here and official website here

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